Giving Trumps Getting

At a certain age, women tend to begin complaining about birthdays. They aren’t exactly welcomed holidays like they were when we were 5- or 6-year-olds. I have to tell you, I celebrated my 37th birthday a few weeks ago, and it was the best birthday I think I’ve ever had. I got the best gift…
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Kindness Comes In Time Of Need

My first job was as a television traffic and news reporter for a morning show in Milwaukee. It was 1998, and I was making $18,000 a year. When the job was offered to me, I was ecstatic. I got to be on TV and they were going to PAY ME!? I quickly realized that when…
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A Family’s Lesson On Kindness

School is out for the summer in Fargo, so I feel it’s safe to let you in on a little family drama. My sweet, 6-year-old boy, Charlie, made a really bad decision a few weeks ago. Before you accuse me of throwing him under the bus, believe me, I am only sharing this because the…
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Slow Down And See The Good

I feel like I’m in the middle of a tiny tornado. Or maybe it’s just a big windstorm. Either way, the world is moving quickly, and I can barely catch my breath. I thought I was the only one feeling this way until the other day. I was talking to a couple of girlfriends and…
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Water Quenches More Than Thirst

There are a lot of people who are going to be challenging themselves today. I love the way the entire F-M community embraces the Fargo Marathon. Those who can run, run. The rest of us fall into line, either helping out with race day preparations, playing music along the route or handing out water. Some…
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